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Style check: Chic lowers for men

The third edition of the Van Heusen India Mens Week (VHIMW) witnessed immense transformation in the lowers. You can dump your jeans and pleated trousers and make way for stylish ‘n’ chic pants in your wardrobe. Aditi Caroli writes.

fashion and trends Updated: Sep 06, 2011 12:43 IST
Aditi Caroli
Van Heusen India Mens Week

The third edition of the Van Heusen India Mens Week (VHIMW) witnessed immense transformation in the lowers. You can dump your jeans and pleated trousers and make way for stylish ‘n’ chic pants in your wardrobe. Jodhpurs to patiala salwars, slim-fit to checkered trousers have dominated the fashion runway this season.

Patiala salwars were the highlight of designer Arjun Khanna’s show. If you think salwars are just for the ladies, think again. This pleated lower with pockets can be worn over jackets and waistcoats. All you need is the right attitude to carry it off with élan.

Jodhpurs are gaining momentum in the men’s fashion market. Jodhpurs are the fitted trousers from knee to ankle and flared at hip area. Wear it with kurta, jacket or shirt and turn all heads in your direction. Karan Johar+ Varun Bahl and Abhishek & Rohit showcased interesting jodhpurs.

Gone are the days of pleated plain jane trousers. Slim-fit pants is what today’s young brigade needs. These pants are fitted through the legs. It gives a lean look tossing a few kilos away. Designer Tarun Tahiliani, Troy Costa and Karan Johar+ Varun Bahl showcased slim-fit trousers.

Striped pants are an old classic. Team up with plain shirts or coats and you are ready to make a style statement. It’s best suited for formal occasions and parties. Striped pants were a part of Arjun Khanna's coututre.

Checkered pants are back in vogue. Go for checks in lighter fabrics like linen and team it up with bandhgalas or usual collared coats. And don’t be surprised if girls start stalking you everywhere. Arjun Khanna, Ankita & Anjana Bhargav and Sanchita Ajjampur experimented with checks.

So now that you are updated with the hot and happening trends straight from the runway, join the army of young fashionable men right away.